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Fatigue Related to Workplace Accidents in South Carolina

South Carolina workers face many hazards in the workplace. Heavy machinery, toxic chemicals and other dangerous working conditions frequently lead to workplace illnesses and injuries. However, it seems lack of a good night's rest can be just as hazardous to workers.  Worker fatigue is one risk factor that has not been well studied, but is...

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South Carolina Nurses Likely to be Assaulted on the Job

Many Americans may be surprised to learn just how dangerous the nursing profession can be. Philly.com reports that the Government Accountability Office places workplace violence rates at five to twelve times higher for healthcare and social assistance jobs than other workplace settings. No nurse should be assaulted, physically or verbally, on the job. When assaults...

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Older South Carolina Employees at Greater Risk of Workplace Injuries

Research is starting to demonstrate a concerning trend for older Americans: workplace injury and fatality rates are consistently higher for older workers than younger workers. Regardless of the type of accident or age of the employee, worker’s compensation coverage is available for all work-related accidents, injuries, and illnesses sustained by South Carolina workers.  The Statistical...

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Challenging The South Carolina Coming and Going Rule

Following a work injury, most people know there is likely an opportunity to collect workers' compensation. However, the rules get a little hazy when it comes to injuries that occur on one's commute to and from work. As our Columbia workers' compensation attorneys can explain, courts in this state recognize the "coming and going" rule, which...

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Tort Reform May Adversely Affect Columbia, SC Plaintiffs

Tort reform is a pleasant-sounding moniker given to a series of efforts aimed at slashing protections for plaintiffs in civil lawsuits. If you are hurt by a negligent doctor, a defective product or a careless motorist, you have the ability to pursue damages against wrongdoers via the court system. The myth of tort reform is...

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Columbia Truck Accidents Can Occur Due to Overloaded Trucks

Trucking companies and drivers are expected to comply with many different rules and regulations on both the federal level and state levels. Some of the most important of these rules relate to the safe loading of cargo. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has a lengthy and comprehensive manual on cargo securement. The agency...

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Can Apple Be Sued For Not Disabling Driver iPhones?

In December 2014, a tragic auto accident occurred in Denton County, Texas. According to the Washington Post, Garrett Wilhelm, while using the popular Apple app, FaceTime, failed to notice the car in front of him slow down and caused a rear end collision which killed 5-year-old Moriah Modisette. Mr. Wilhelm was charged with manslaughter. Now,...

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